Navigation path

Workshop with FP7 and H2020 projects on critical infrastructure protection

16th -17th March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The European Union has provided, within the FP7 and Horizon 2020 Framework Programmes for research and innovation, significant funding for collaborative research projects dealing with the impact of extreme events (geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards) and cascade effects on critical infrastructures. Building on the technical dialogue already established by the projects and as most of them ended recently, it is timely to disseminate their results to stakeholders, collect their feedback and put forward common recommendations.

The workshop aimed to:

  • provide an overview of the progress made by the projects with focus on the results that may be used in practice,
  • collect feedback from stakeholders,
  • identify knowledge gaps and research needs for better scientific support to policy implementation.

More than 60 participants from 13 Member States, Norway and Switzerland attended the workshop. They represented critical infrastructure operators, research institutions and academia, practitioners/consultants, insurance companies and services of the European Commission. The participants expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to disseminate their work, liaise with other research groups, collect information on the available tools and knowledge, understand the needs of end-users and discuss concerns and ideas for future research.

  • 16 March 2017

    • Session 1: Cascade effects

    • Moderator: Cristina Longo, Research Executive Agency

      • CASCEFF project: Modelling the dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations

      • FORTRESS project: Foresight tools for responding to cascading effects in a crisis

      • PREDICT project: Preparing for the domino effect in crisis situations

        • Yohan Barbarin- Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
      • SNOWBALL project: Lower the impact of aggravating factors in crisis situations thanks to adaptive foresight and decision-support tools.

        • Giulio Zuccaro- Università Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II (UNINA) (IT)
    • Session 2: Geophysical hazards

      Moderator: Denis Peter, DG Research & Innovation

      • INFRARISK project: Novel indicators for identifying critical infrastructure at risk from natural hazards.

      • STREST project: Harmonized approach to stress tests for critical infrastructures against natural hazards.

      • INDUSE-2-SAFETY project: Component fragility analysis and seismic safety assessment of special risk petrochemical plants under design basis and beyond design basis accidents.

    • Session 3: Extreme weather (hydro-meteorological hazards)

      Moderator: Carla Rocha Gomes, Research Executive Agency

  • 17 March 2017

    • Session 4: Relevant on-going activities

      Moderator: Laura Palomo Rios, Executive Agency for SMEs

    • Session 5: Future prospects and challenges

      Moderators: Philippe Quevauviller, DG Migration and Home Affairs; Denis Peter, DG Research & Innovation

    • Closing session